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Team explorer licensing

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  • Hello,

    I would like to know what are the licenses required in order to deploy Team Explorer to "non-technical" users (like managers) and scripting developers (that don't use an advanced IDE plugged to TFS).

    We need these two categories of persons to be able to access the source control, the work item and the documents/reports portal services of the TFS server.

    I was wondering if having the required TFS CAL is enough or if we need also to purchase Team Explorer licenses separately.

    Thanks a lot,

    Gaetano.

    Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:48 PM

Answers

  • The TFS CAL is aimed at exactly these users. For that you get to install the Team Explorer on the managers machine and they get basically a stripped down version of Visual Studio 2005 which just has the Source Control, Work Item Tracking etc installed inside it.

    You install the Team Exploer as the "Team Foundation Client" option which can be found when you pop in the CD that contains the Team Foundation Server installation.
    Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:12 AM
  • The TFS CAL should be sufficient
    Tuesday, July 25, 2006 5:46 PM

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  • The TFS CAL should be sufficient
    Tuesday, July 25, 2006 5:46 PM
  • The TFS CAL is aimed at exactly these users. For that you get to install the Team Explorer on the managers machine and they get basically a stripped down version of Visual Studio 2005 which just has the Source Control, Work Item Tracking etc installed inside it.

    You install the Team Exploer as the "Team Foundation Client" option which can be found when you pop in the CD that contains the Team Foundation Server installation.
    Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:12 AM